It’s been over 15 years since Natasha Bedingfield released “Unwritten,” but thanks to TikTok, the song is on everyone’s radar once again.
A remixed version of “Unwritten” became the soundtrack for now-viral dance challenges in March. There are two versions: One consists of a choreographed dance with multiple foot movements created by @rony_boyy, and the other is a simpler back-and-forth rock with an added twerk popularized by @gleefuljhits.
The dances caught the attention of Bedingfield, who made her own version with her 3-year-old son Solomon. However, it was her side-by-side video with the @gleefuljhits dance Friday that had social media in a frenzy. In less than 24 hours, Bedingfield’s video has garnered 3.7 million views.
In the TikTok duet, the “Pocket Full of Sunshine” artist wears a bright yellow track suit, rocking back and forth until she is out of the frame. She then comes back in with her sweat pants hanging low as she twerks.
“Here goes,” she captioned the video. “Love love loving this dance you did.”
People on Twitter appreciated Bedingfield’s willingness to play along and were taken aback by how well she did.
“Y’all I- YES MISS BEDINGFIELD,” tweeted @platinumdess.
@JuJuBreauxD wrote on Twitter: “I really appreciate how Natasha Bedingfield is embracing her song being viral on Tik Tok.”
Some people were pleased the British artist was getting popular again.
“I’m glad Natasha Bedingfield getting more recognition,” tweeted @_SweetBabyRae.
Most people on Twitter were fixated on Bedingfield’s body in the video with a few remarking on the artist’s curves.
“Feels like the size and shape of my butt just came out of the closet. Feels good to get that secret off my chest xxx,” Bedingfield replied to a Twitter user commenting on her figure.
She thanked another user for creating a collage of photos of her. “Thanks for this montage ! Yup, bubble butt all my life.”